August is coming to an end and time for another section of "A Little Porch Time" to be done. I spent some time this morning looking for the basket block. I stitched it a couple days ago and had not seen it since. I looked all around the house. The sunflower block was in the sewing room but no basket block. It wasn't in with the "Comfort & Joy" blocks (another block of the month project I had just worked on). It wasn't in the piles of fabric I put away yesterday evening and this morning. Not on the sewing machine cabinet. Not mixed in with the other applique blocks I am working on. I pretty much came to the conclusion that it was folded into one of the pieces of fabric I had put away. I dreaded taking it all out and unfolding it to look. Maybe I would just make another. I found the pattern book on a basket by my chair I do applique in. I decided I should put the book with the block parts I did know the location of. Book to the sewing room. One more look through parts and pieces of projects in the sewing room. Pick up the pattern book and out falls the block. It was done on a thinner piece of plaid background and folded flat in the book. Why didn't I look there first? I could have spent that time stitching instead of searching.
The sunflower block was made quite some time ago. It was the one and only block I had completed from the pattern. I had good intentions of making the quilt but never went back to the project. When Lori posted on her blog that she was going to be making the quilt as a block of the month and did anyone want to join in, I jumped on the band wagon. Visit her blog to see her progress and check the links to any other bloggers who have posted their blocks.
I am working on the final two flower blocks for "Cottage Flowers". That's my project for today. Yesterday evening, I finished cutting out the pieced blocks for "Mrs. Lincoln's Sampler Quilt". What a mess I had on the floor surrounding my cutting area. Piles of reproduction fabrics. Now back on the shelves but not nice and neat. That's a project for another day.
Back to my stitching.